Mar 7, 2012

Simple Butter Cake!!!

Hi guys!!!

It has taken me almost half a year to finally try baking cakes. For a while now I have been bookmarking easy cake recipes but never really gave it a serious thought. Finally, I thought I will try the simple butter cake. I wanted to start with this cake 'coz when I was browsing for cake recipes I came across pics of butter cake that reminded me so much of a soft, airy, melt-in-the-mouth vanilla cake my dad used to buy from a local bakery named 'Harini Bakery' back in my hometown. Those cakes were too yummy to resist and I thought I should try and replicate them at home. I was pretty happy with the result 'coz my cake did turn out real soft and tasty. Atleast, a great outcome for a first attempt, I'll say!!!!

Now lets take a look at the recipe.


Unsalted butter - 250 gms (at room temp)
Granulated sugar - 1 cup
All-purpose flour - 1 3/4 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Eggs - 4 large
Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 4 tbsp
Assorted nuts - 1 cup (chopped) (this is optional)


1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Butter and flour a 20 cm cake tin and set aside.
2. Take the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat it together in medium speed till it turns pale and creamy. It is in the right consistency when it turns almost whitish pale.
3. Now break in each egg and beat for a minute till the mixture turns real creamy and frothy. The eggs need to be at room temperature.
4. Now add the vanilla extract and mix well.
5. Sieve in the flour, baking powder and salt to the wet mixture and beat it in medium speed. Make sure not to make the mixture very airy.
6. Finally, add the milk and mix it well with a spatula. Now pour the prepared cake mixture into the greased cake tin and even out the surface. Add the nuts if using and pop it in the preheated oven.
7. Bake for around 50-60 minutes. At around 30 minutes, when the cake has risen nicely, u can pull the tin out and make a straight incision half way through the cake to let it bake evenly.
8. The oven heat needs to be consistent and works differently in different ovens. So make sure to keep an eye from 45 mins. Check it with a fork or a tooth pick and pull it out of the oven when down.
9. Let it sit on a cooling rack for 15 mins and invert it out of the pan.

Slice and enjoy!!!

Sending this to the Cakes, Cookies and Desserts event hosted by Anjali.


  1. Cake looks amazing!! Perfectly baked in your first attempt!! Eagerly waiting to see more of your cake recipes :) First time here & i'm so glad to follow you :)

  2. first time here glad to follow you ... very tasty cake
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  3. Butter Cakes have always been a disaster with me, because my hubby finds them very greasy and also they sometimes sit in the middle. I'll give a try on your recipe now.
    Thanks for sharing and linking. :)

    Event : Cakes, Cookies and Desserts

    1. Thanks Anjali :) I did read somewhere that the cake rises and falls in the middle if the batter was over-mixed or the oven temperature is uneven. You can check these factors next time u try them.. Happy blogging!!!

  4. Butter cake looks superb..very soft and delicious..:)


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